The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is considering proposing mandatory gas detection equipment in accommodation and engine rooms after an investigation into the poisoning of four crew members on a general cargoship.

One seafarer died, and three others became seriously ill, when cargo fumigant leaked into the accommodation unit of the 3,000-dwt Fri Dolphin (built 1994) in February this year.

The Bahamas-flag vessel was carrying a cargo of corn from Sables d'Olonne in France to Hull in the UK.